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Last Updated : Apr 13,2018

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Gluten Free Rotis

An Indian meal never seems complete without rotis, so it is natural for gluten-intolerant folks to be at a loss what to substitute it with! Not to worry, you can still have your share of satiating and delicious rotis without using wheat flour. Each gluten-free roti in this section is designed in a beautiful way to ensure that it is finger-licking tasty! Combine flours like bajra, jowar or ragi with simple spices or veggies like mooli, methi or garlic, and watch (oh, taste) the magic unfurl!

11 Gluten Free Indian Flours

1. Jowar Flour (Sorghum/White Millet Flour):  This flour is made from whole dry jowar and is creamy white or yellow in colour. Being low in fat and high in protein, it provides with a healthy gluten free alternative.
It is popularly used in some Maharashtrian delicacies and in many Gujarati snacks too. Pancakes or dosas can be made crispy by adding a little jowar flour to the dosa batter. Jowar flour has also gained popularity in gluten free baking. It is difficult to make dough from it due to it not being so elastic; it is mostly rolled between two sheets of plastic or shaped by hand.

2.  Ragi / Nachni Flour (Finger millet / Red Millet Flour)The flour from these tiny red grains is reddish brown in colour. It has a slightly bland flavour and a nutty aroma. It has a high nutritional content, especially calcium, iron and protein. It is used widely in Karnataka, the most popular preparation being Ragi Mudde. It is also used to prepare Indian breads like bhakri, pancakes, Ragi roti and dosas.  

3.  Bajra Flour (Pearl Millet Flour/Black millet flour)Bajra flour is made from the small round grains of black millet. Bajra flour is greyish in colour and has a slightly nutty flavour. It is most commonly used in winters. It is known to be a multi-nutrient as it is rich in protein, iron, calcium, folic acid, magnesium and zinc. Being highly alkaline in nature, it is known to be good for those who have acidity problems. We suggest you try Stuffed Bajra Roti and Bajra Aloo Roti.
It is mixed with other flours to make some Indian breads like bhakri, theplas etc. One can innovate and add a variety of fillings to make stuffed bajra parathas.

4.  Rajgira flour (Amaranth/Ramadana flour): It is obtained from Rajgira Ramadana which is the seed of the Amaranth plant. It is a very rich source of protein, calcium and iron.It is usually used during fasts to prepare ladoos, puris, theplas etc. 

5.  Soya Flour: Soya flour is pale yellow coloured flour and is made from whole soyabeans that have been roasted and ground. It has a peculiar nutty flavour and odour which is rare in other flours. It is high in protein, fibre, calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin B and zinc. It is extremely useful to build strong bones and enhance iron levels in the body.

6.  Buckwheat (Kuttu) flourIt is called "Kutti-no daro" in Gujarati and "kutto" in most other Indian languages. It is a fine powder with a slightly sour flavor and is popularly used during the nine day Navratri fast to prepare dhoklas, pancakes, puris etc. Try Suva Buckwheat Roti.
Buckwheat is rich in protein and calcium which is needed to build strong bones. It is rich in fibre and has the highest amount of iron amongst the flours.

7. Rice flour /Brown Rice flourRice flour / brown rice flour is the finely ground powder of de-husked rice. Brown rice is also called “unpolished rice” and is healthier than white rice flour because of its high fibre content. We suggest the popular Mahrashtrian bread called Chawal Bhakri had with Red Chilli Thecha.
Though white rice is moderately high in protein, it is also rich in carbohydrate content (starch). Therefore, it is advisable to restrict its quantity and have it in combination with vegetables. It is an essential part of south Indian cuisine and is used to make dosas, upma and many savoury and sweet snacks.

8. Besan (Bengal gram flour)Bengal gram flour is made from 100% pure chana dal and is rich in protein, carbohydrates, calcium, folic acid, zinc and potassium.
It is most commonly used for preparing many savoury and sweet snacks; onion bhaji, traditional potato and vegetable pakodas being the most popular ones. Coarsely ground besan is also used in the preparation of some famous Indian sweets like mohanthaal, mysore pak, laddoos etc.

9. Maize flour (Makai ka atta)Maize flour is made from dried corn and is milled from the whole corn kernels. It is yellow, coarse and odourless flour with a slightly sweet flavour. Try the Makai Methi Roti.
In India, it is used to prepare snacks like dhoklas, pancakes etc. Mexican cuisine has an array of dishes like tortillas, tacos, nachos where maize flour is the main ingredient.

10. CornflourCornflour is derived from the starch of the corn kernels. It is white in colour and has a soft and fine texture. It is odourless and has a mild taste. Cornflour is known for its lump free thickening properties – since it blends easily when combined with a cold liquid, it eliminates the hazards of lump forming.
It is used to prepare pancakes, crepes etc. and as a binding agent in various snack preparations like tikkis etc. In Chinese cuisine, it is extensively used as a thickening agent in soups, sauces and gravies.

11. Arrowroot flour: It is ground from the dried roots of the Marantha plant (also called Paniphal, Tikora), and is very useful as a thickener. This fine whitish flour is tasteless, and becomes clear when it is cooked, which makes it ideal for thickening sauces. It is high in fibre and is easily digestible. It is also rich in calcium and potassium.
This is used during fasts. It is also used as a thickener for clear fruit sauces, gravies, soups etc. Due to its binding properties, it finds use in baking too.

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Bajra Roti
Recipe# 3892
04 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Though bajra is grown only in certain parts of Rajasthan, bajra rotis are relished all over the state. Thickly rolled bajra rotis are cooked over "kanda" (cow dung cakes) in the villages. That is the authentic way of preparing them because it imparts a smoked flavour to the rotis. But here’s a tava ....
Rotla ( Gujarati Recipe), Bajra Na Rotla Recipe
Recipe# 629
23 Nov 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
Rotlas are made with bajra, jowar or nachni flour, and combine very well with ghee, jaggery. Take care to make the rotlas as soon as the dough is kneaded, as the dough tends to harden quickly, making it difficult to roll. With practice and patience, you can surely master the art of rolling the r ....
Jowar Pyaz Ki Roti (  Healthy Breakfast)
Recipe# 4660
04 Jan 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Fibre, calcium, protein and loads of energy come together in a tasty roti flavoured with spring onions and green chillies! jowar pyaz ki roti is a gluten-free, cholesterol-free recipe that you can prepare even every day. You just need a spot of practice in flattening the dough with your palms, or al ....
Makai Methi Roti
Recipe# 4393
16 May 13

 by Tarla Dalal
The methi used in combination with makai ka atta makes a delectable variation of the traditional makai ki roti. A bowl of thick curds is all that is required along with these roti to make a satisfying breakfast or a quick meal.
Suva Buckwheat Roti
Recipe# 41746
13 Dec 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Mouth-wateringly tasty buckwheat rotis flavoured with aromatic dill leaves, this recipe is a delightful treat for your palate and your stomach. Made with alkaline flours like buckwheat and jowar, these rotis are spiced mildly with common ingredients like green chilli paste and a dash of pepper. ....
Palak Paneer Roti  (  Gluten Free Recipe )
Recipe# 38086
30 Mar 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Use the popular palak-paneer combination to make rotis with rice flour and ragi flour, both of which are gluten free!
Jowar Roti
Recipe# 41569
22 Jun 18

 by Tarla Dalal
This is a perfectly traditional and homely roti that is both satiating and incredibly tasty. It is very filling and makes a wonderful meal when served with kadhi or dal and a
Mooli Jowar ki Roti  (  Gluten Free Recipe )
Recipe# 38597
30 Mar 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Bland jowar flour complements the pungent taste of radish in these simple but wholesome rotis. Accompany the rotis with curds and enjoy it as a meal.
Ragi Roti (  Gluten Free Recipe)
Recipe# 38627
30 Mar 13

by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
While not universally popular, ragi abounds in iron and calcium which helps to build haemoglobin and strengthen bones. Spring onions, carrots and green chilli paste add crunch and flavour to these ragi rotis.
Methi Makai ki Roti     (  Gluten Free Recipe)
Recipe# 38628
30 Mar 13

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Green chillies add a pungent touch to these rustic maize flour and fenugreek rotis. Maize flour is difficult to roll so use a light hand while making the rotis.
Garlic Roti  (  Gluten Free Recipe)
Recipe# 38600
30 Mar 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Garlic, green chilli paste and sesame seeds add a distinctive flavour to these otherwise bland rotis. For best results, serve these easy-to-make rotis with a smattering of ghee.
Carrot and Coriander Roti (  Gluten Free Recipe)
Recipe# 38599
30 Mar 13

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Colourful and nutritious, these carrot and coriander infused rotis made of rice flour and soya flour make a perfect mini meal with a bowl of curds and khichdi
Suva Chawal Roti (  Gluten Free Recipe)
Recipe# 38590
30 Mar 13

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A mildly spiced rice flour roti with the distinctive flavour of dill. Serve with a subzi or dal.
Bajra Aloo Roti (  Gluten Free Recipe)
Recipe# 38598
30 Mar 13

 by Tarla Dalal
An interesting mix of spices perks up the taste of bajra in these famous rajasthani style rotis. While potatoes are used to help better bind the flour, be careful when you roll out the rotis so that they do not break.
Stuffed Bajra Roti ( Gluten Free Recipe )
Recipe# 1380
23 Nov 15

 by Tarla Dalal
Stuffed bajra roti, looking for something to lower blood cholesterol levels? here’s an exotic version of the humble bajra roti, stuffed with a paneer, methi and tomato mixture that makes this a scrumptious delicacy. The fibre in bajra binds with the cholesterol and fats and ensures that it is ejecte ....
Chawal Bhakri
Recipe# 40160
04 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
The pure taste of cooked rice flour is soothing and satiating at the same time! You will really enjoy this Maharashtrian delicacy made with a dough of cooked rice flour. The Chawal Bhakri is really soft and yummy, combining perfectly with spicy Red Chilli Thecha. Since rice flour has a tendency to h ....
Bajra and Cauliflower Roti
Recipe# 22219
13 Jun 11

by Tarla Dalal
Don't settle for bland bajra rotis! Feast on these delicious Bajra and Cauliflower Rotis instead. The grated garlic and spring onions really rev up the flavour of these rotis. Ensure that you roll the rotis immediately once the dough is kneaded; else it may turn soft and pose a problem while rol ....
Bajra, Methi and Paneer Parathas
Recipe# 3495
20 Aug 11

by Tarla Dalal
Nutritious bajra and methi rotis stuffed with delicately spiced mixture of paneer and tomatoes. Both bajra and methi are iron rich with a wealth of fibre too. Paneer is a rich source of protein and calcium. Preferably, use fresh home-made paneer made with low calorie milk. If you wish, do no ....
Jowar Pyaz ki Roti
Recipe# 1983
17 Jan 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Daily food can be made more nutritious and tasty with a little thoughtfulness. You can, for example, use other flours instead of wheat to make your rotis, but you will have to combine it with the right ingredients to ensure that the healthy fare appeals to the palate too. In this scrumptious roti, w ....
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